Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Posted March 9, 2016 by thebookr in Books / 0 Comments

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LG0hcWrzL._SX304_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg This book is about Camille, a reporter for a small newspaper in Chicago. Her editor sends her to her hometown to report on a recent serial killer of young girls. It goes on to tell the details of her relationship between herself and a cast of somewhat strange characters in her hometown and her investigation of the murders. I have previously read Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Dark Places’. I enjoyed both books and found them twisted by entertaining, so I figured this would be equally as good However, I found ‘Sharp Objects’ to be very predictable and the characters hollow and unbelievable. I also found the plot to be somewhat predictable and more gross then dark, really. I do also think it sheds light on a few important issues. So I give it 3 1/2 stars.   📖 📖 📖 1/2 Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Rewind:Can I Get There by Candlelight by Jean Slaughter Doty

Posted March 6, 2016 by thebookr in Books / 0 Comments
Rewind:Can I Get There by Candlelight by Jean Slaughter Doty

So I have been very nostalgic lately and have been thinking about some of the books I read as a preteen, partly since now I have kids beginning to read middle grade and YA books. So I decided to try and reread some of the books I read via the ’80’s  and see if they are as I remember. Some of them I saved and still have. But many were from the library, so this means I don’t actually remember the name of many. Luckily, thanks to Goodreads and the ‘Stump the Book Seller’ site, I was  able to figure out the titles and order them. So now I am rereading them and writing reviews about my memory of the book vs. now. One of the ones I remembered fondly as a preteen (circa 1982) is ‘Can I Get there by Candlelight’ by Jean Slaughter Doty. This is a time travel YA novel (I first read it about 35 years ago)( ok feel old now). This book is  currently out of print but  I found that copies were available on  Amazon. The story is about a girl who moves to a farmhouse in a new town and takes her horse […]

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What Alice Forgot…by Liane Moriarty

Posted March 2, 2016 by thebookr in Books / 2 Comments
What Alice Forgot…by Liane Moriarty

  The book begins with Alice Love waking up on the floor of her gym, during spinning class. When she wakes, she realizes that she has lost the memory of the last 10 years of her life (the story takes place in 2008 and she believes it’s 1998).  The story follows her as she adapts to how her life, relationships, and personality have changed over those years. I enjoyed this book. It was a very fast read. I think it shows  how complicated life can become without you even realizing it. This book made me stop and think about how important it is to live in the moment and pay attention to the significant things that happen in your life. This is my third Liane Moriarty book.  Even though I enjoyed the other two books more (‘Big Little Lies and A Husband’s Secret), I  still enjoyed this book . Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📖 Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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